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What’s a ScaVenture?

On an offline ScaVenture, you will navigate your way through streets, alleys and markets, engaging with sites and stories.    On an online ScaVenture (sometimes known as Quarantine Quests) you will play a themed group game, engaging with friends, families and groups from wherever you are in the world!  Let’s escape the ordinary, enjoy this awesome world and stay safe together! We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!

Exciting Games

Years of ScaVenturing

ScaVenture Participants So Far

Tali Tarlow

Founder and Director

An experienced teacher and informal educator, Tali has developed curriculum,teacher guides, educational websites and experiential programs. Today she develops Israel ScaVenture routes, trains and manages a team of more than 20 guides and oversees scavenger hunt programs for groups of all sizes and types. Tali made her way from Cape Town, South Africa to Israel. She is wife to Daniel and mother to Ayelet, Eliana, Na’ama and Shai.  E-mail: tali@israelscaventures.com

Lisa Revivi

Tour Operator Liaison

A vibrant and passionate individual, Lisa is in charge of managing and growing relationships with our tour operator partners. Lisa has a diverse number of interests and hobbies which she effectively balances and enjoys. Lisa’s dynamic personality and creative problem-solving abilities make her an invaluable asset to the Israel ScaVenture team!
E-mail: lisa@israelscaventures.com

Yom Tov Frumin

Project Manager

Having served as a commander in an elite IDF unit, Yom Tov has the experience to manage teams, devise strategies and see projects through to successful completion.  Completing a degree in psychology and economics, Yom Tov brings his diverse interests and knowledge to the ScaVentures team.  Yom Tov love working at Israel ScaVentures because he considers life to be an awesome scavenger hunt! E-mail: yomtov@israelscaventures.com

Meet Some of Our Staff!

 

In the Media

ScaVentures Jerusalem Old City Quest

Welcome to the feast and welcome to Jerusalem!   Israel ScaVentures has developed for Feast participants the ScaVentures Jerusalem Old City Quest.  On this online navigation and missions game, ideal for families or individuals, you will explore the Old City as if you are actually there!  Discover Jerusalem now and play the ScaVentures Jerusalem Old City Quest!

The ScaVentures City Dash 2020 is the perfect solution!   

Israel ScaVentures, one of Israel’s top educational tourism companies, has created JUST FOR THE CORONA TIME, the ScaVentures City Dash for your fun and enjoyment!  This is an application that you can easily download from our website.  The ScaVentures City Dash is a navigation game in which you will navigate to different locations and complete different types of challenging missions at each point. Playing the ScaVentures City Dash game you will have fun, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation, you’ll explore a new area and you’ll  keep away from other people – all in your own time and at your own pace.

Where can I play the ScaVentures City Dash game?

You can play the ScaVentures City Dash in the Old City (Jerusalem) or  you can even play the ScaVentures City Dash from your own home!

How can I download the ScaVentures City Dash game?

It’s easy – all you need to do is purchase a ticket that will give you your download code below!  The ScaVentures City Dash costs 35 Euro/ 45 USD/ 150 NIS per ticket.  We recommend ONE TICKET (one download) per team (1-7 participants).

DOWNLOAD YOUR SCAVENTURES CITY QUEST BELOW!!!   ANY QUESTIONS?  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US!

PLEASE NOTE: NEW TICKET PURCHASES ARE NOT PROCESSED ON SHABBAT!

Jerusalem: Nachlaot City Dash  – buy ticket below:

 

 

More info about ScaVentures: 

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? An ScaVentures City Dash was designed to play in the site, so you can get out and explore an area. But if you are stuck at home you can play the game online using the app, google and google earth.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in your small capsule. You do not need to come into contact with anyone other than your group. You will use your own phones.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You do not need to book a slot, but you do need to download the app. You can download the ScaVentures City Dash here.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff? Nope.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 2 participants. Maximum – 7 participants. If you have more participants you should download another ticket.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can go for a walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? One smart phone with a charged battery.

ANY QUESTIONS?  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US!

Israel Trail Dash

Sukkot and Corona doesn’t have to add up to being miserable and lonely at home! 

Call your friends and family, wherever they are in the world and invite them to join you on the ScaVentures Israel Trail (שביל ישראל) Amazing Race.  This is an online team game, with offline challenges that need to be completed in teams.  Your group can be 15 participants divided into teams, or 150 participants divided into teams – or any amount of participants between that!  On the ScaVentures Israel Trail Amazing Race, we will be racing across Israel from top to bottom on the Shvil Yisrael, the Israeli National hiking trail.  But this race  isn’t just about speed, it’s about working with your team, bringing your creativity, and having FUN!

The Israel Trail Dash is an online team challenge that can be played from home or anywhere in the world.  You assemble your group (you can be physically together or separate), you divide your group into teams and each team competes against the other to complete missions within a set time. Missions are  completed in stages and as teams gather enough points in each stage the next stage is opened. Teams  work together to complete the missions and create videos or photos that prove that they have done that. There is a mix of mission types that include anything from researching a random topic, to putting together an online game to challenging someone to a lip sync competition. Minimum participants: 15.  Maximum participants: no max.  Appropriate for families and groups with kids starting from age 6.

 

Price

Israel: 1320 NIS for up to 15 participants, 1870 NIS for up to 25 participants, 2200 NIS for up to 35 participants, each additional participant 40 NIS   SUKKOT SALE 1500 NIS for up to 25 participants, each additional participant 30 NIS

USA: $390 NIS for up to 15 participants, $550 NIS for up to 25 participants, $650 NIS for up to 35 participants, each additional participant $10 SUKKOT SALE $435 for up to 25 participants, each additional participant $8

* Discounts availalable for groups bigger than 100 participants, youth groups, schools and educational institutions

 

All about Jaffa!

For many years, Jaffa was associated with the famous deliciously sweet oranges that were exported all over the world from the fruit groves around Jaffa.  But there is so much more to the city – art and architecture, history and happenings!  There is so much to discover when you start exploring Jaffa.  Here are some fun facts about Jaffa – how many of them did you know?

Governor of Jaffa in Ottoman times, named for the club that he carried around!

Abu Nabut (“Father of the Club”, after the club he used to carry and strike his opponents with) was the Ottoman ruler of Jaffa in the 19th century. He can take credit for much of the amazing architecture in Jaffa:  public buildings, city walls, the harbor, and markets.  The legend goes that one night Abu Nabut went for a walk and returned to town late. His standing order with the guards at the gate were to let no man in after dark.  When he tried to tell the guards that he was the governor Abu Nabut, and they should let him in, but they would not listen. In the morning he wanted to execute the guards and asked them if they had anything to say in their defence. They replied that they were only following his orders, he agreed with them and they were spared.

A Sea Monster and City Sisters

According to Greek legend, the King of Jaffa and his wife boasted that their daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than the mermaids. Poseidon, God of the Sea, decided to punish the humans for their pride. He sent a sea monster to destroy Jaffa. The King decided to sacrifice Andromeda to the monster, to save Jaffa. Andromeda was tied to the rocks on the shore of Jaffa. Perseus, chief of the Gods, was passing through, saw Andromeda and fell in love. He chopped off the head of the monster, which fell into the water. All that is left of the monster are the sea rocks that you can see off the shore of Jaffa.  Cast your eye next to the Tel Aviv sky line.  Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 by families leaving the walls of the Old City of Jaffa. It soon overtook Jaffa in size and modernity, and became known as the White City that never rests, while Jaffa became the sleepy and shy sister.

Of Generals and Statues

Despite the fact that Napoleon was responsible for the massacre here in Jaffa, there are a number of statues of him all over the city.  Perhaps it is an attempt to market Jaffa, perhaps it is ignorance, or perhaps it is to tease the French despotic general, posthumously.

The Jaffa Port

The Jaffa port has a history spanning over three millennia and some historians say that it is the oldest port city in human history. It is said that it was founded by Japhet, son of Noah.   It is from here that Jonah got on a boat to escape his mission. The port continued to be important through history, and served as the main entry point to the land of Israel until the late 19th century, it was through here that the waves of Jews coming to Israel in the 19th and early 20th Century came, and the long grey building you see was an Ottoman customs building. In his only visit to the land of Israel, Visionary of the Jewish state, Theodore Herzl disembarked here at the port in Jaffa. In the 1920’s the port became too small for modern ships, and as tensions arose between the Jews and the Arabs of Jaffa the Jewish community built an alternative port in Tel Aviv. New ports were later built south of Tel Aviv in Ashdod and north in Haifa, to cater for modern-day shipping methods. Today the port is used largely by local fishermen who continue the centuries old tradition of the area. In recent years, Old Jaffa Port has been developed as a cultural attraction – there are restaurants, museums, shops and art exhibits.

Building Jaffa up again

In the 1948 War of Independence, much of Jaffa was destroyed.  In order to rebuild it, the State of Israel invited artists to open studios here, and so Jaffa became an artist colony.  The Old City alleys, named for the Zodiac signs are fill with art galleries of all types.

 

Are you curious to see Jaffa?  Come and join us on our Jaffa Scavenger Hunt

 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunt

This will be one of the highlights of your Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip.  On an Israel ScaVenture you will participate in an adventure of navigation and at the same time you will discover your own place in the amazing tapestry of Jewish History. Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunts can take place on any of our Scavenger Hunt routes in Jerusalem and outside of it.  Bar/Bat Mitzvah participants are awarded with a beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate of participation.

How does a classic ScaVenture (eg bar/bat mitzvah scavenger hunt) work?

  1. Each group is divided into teams.
  2. Each team will receive a pack that includes maps, stickers, information sheets, notepads, pencils, picture packs and more.
  3. Each person on the team has a role. There is a leader, detective, note keeper, navigator, historian, photographer, and more.
  4. Using the pack you received, the above team members will navigate from the first station to the last station. At each station, the historian will relay the story, the team leader will engage the team with the missions, and the detective will look for pictures. Each team member will play his/her role to complete the missions and to solve the mystery of the picture pack before moving on to the next station!
  5. Teams compete against each other to reach the final station in the best time and with the right answers!
  6. When all the teams have reached the final station, the game leader will sum up the experience and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.
  7. Because the game is meaningful as well as fun, the bar/bat mitzvah child will receive a certificate. 

 

More info about classic ScaVentures:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? A classic scaventure is played in the actual site. We have more than 25 games all over Israel, and we are developing more worldwide.  You can see the options of classic games here.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in small capsules and social distancing is ensured.  All materials are cleaned and sterile. 
  • A classic ScaVenture is around 2 hours, but can be shorter or longer – ask us about it.
  • Do I need to book in advance? Yes!
  • Will I need a guide from your staff?  The ScaVentures Game Leader is our staff member.   The magic of the game is in your navigation and the discovery of the secrets of the sites. The game leader explains the game, visits the teams at certain stations, will add information when appropriate, mark team progress and make sure the game is running smoothly.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 6 participants. Maximum – no maximum.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can do a short walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? We provide it all, just come in comfortable shoes, with drinking water and high spirits.

Price

1320 NIS for up to 15 participants /1870 NIS for up to 25 participants / 2200 NIS for up to 35 participants. Each additional participant 40 NIS.
Be in touch with us for prices for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.

 

Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt

Nachlaot is one of Jerusalem’s best-kept secrets, and on this tour game, you will discover this colorful, surprising and eclectic neighborhood.  On your navigation adventure, you will get to know the pioneers of the early Jerusalem neighborhood, you will make your way through alleys with timeless charm and you will peek into the Machaneh Yehuda market – all this while engaging with the unique Nachlaot vibe. The Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt is great for families, for youth, for student and adult groups, for synagogue missions and Bar/Bat Mitzvah groups.  You can do one of our classic scaventures in Nachlaot, or you can download the ScaVentures City Dash app, and play the Nachlaot City Dash. 

How does a classic ScaVenture (eg Nachlaot scavenger hunt) work?

  1. Each group is divided into teams.
  2. Each team will receive a pack that includes maps, stickers, information sheets, notepads, pencils, picture packs and more.
  3. Each person on the team has a role. There is a leader, detective, note keeper, navigator, historian, photographer, and more.
  4. Using the pack you received, the above team members will navigate from the first station to the last station. At each station, the historian will relay the story, the team leader will engage the team with the missions, and the detective will look for pictures. Each team member will play his/her role to complete the missions and to solve the mystery of the picture pack before moving on to the next station!
  5. Teams compete against each other to reach the final station in the best time and with the right answers!
  6. When all the teams have reached the final station, the game leader will sum up the experience and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.

More info about classic ScaVentures:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? A classic scaventure is played in the actual site. We have more than 25 games all over Israel, and we are developing more worldwide.  You can see the options of classic games here.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in small capsules and social distancing is ensured.  All materials are cleaned and sterile.
  • A classic ScaVenture is around 2 hours, but can be shorter or longer – ask us about it.
  • Do I need to book in advance? Yes.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff?  The ScaVentures Game Leader is our staff member.   The magic of the game is in your navigation and the discovery of the secrets of the sites. The game leader explains the game, visits the teams at certain stations, will add information when appropriate, mark team progress and make sure the game is running smoothly.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 6 participants. Maximum – no maximum.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can do a short walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? We provide it all, just come in comfortable shoes, with drinking water and high spirits.

How does the ScaVentures Nachlaot City Dash Work?

  1. The ScaVentures City Dash was made for small groups who want to get out, explore and have fun at their own time and pace.  You don’t need to book staff or a slot, just download the game and go!  
  2. The ScaVentures City Dash is a navigation game that will take you to different points in an area/site.
  3. From the starting point you will navigate to each station on your map (you will download the map with the ScaVentures City Dash application). 
  4. At each station you will have info to read about the place, and missions and quizzes to completed (all of this is on the app)
  5. Once you have completed one station, you navigate to next. And so on. 
  6. We expect that the game will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours, but we have given you a 4 hour slot so you can really play at your own pace. 
  7. This game was designed to be played in location, or if you are stuck at home you can play it using google and google earth.

 

More info about ScaVentures City Dash:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? An ScaVentures City Dash was designed to play in the site, so you can get out and explore an area. But if you are stuck at home you can play the game online using the app, google and google earth.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in your small capsule. You do not need to come into contact with anyone other than your group. You will use your own phones.
  • How long should it take? We expect that the game will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours, but we have given you a 4 hour slot so you can really play at your own pace.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You do not need to book a slot, but you do need to download the app. You can download the ScaVentures City Dash here.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff? Nope.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 2 participants. Maximum – 7 participants.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can go for a walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? One smart phone with a charged battery.

Price

Classic Nachlaot ScaVenture: 1320 NIS for up to 15 participants / 1870 NIS for up to 25 participant s/ 2200 NIS for up to 35 participants. Each additional participant 40 NIS.

Nachlaot ScaVenture Dash: 150 NIS per 3-7 participants

 

Did you hear this about the ScaVentures Jerusalem book?

The book is amazing!!! I’m  not exaggerating in the least when I tell you that I was reading the missions for Har Herzl yesterday and literally started crying!!!! (Like, full on tears-down-my-face-crying!!!)! The “last of their kin memorial” was what started the crying and then it just progressed from there 🙂 I don’t know how many times I’ve been there myself but still missed out on so much!!!  And the shuk mission… holy cow!!!! So so so much fun!!! Just picturing doing this made me giggle! As an educator and a former AVID NCSYer I absolutely LOVE the interactive/social element of these activities! Encouraging people (not just children) to interact with other people that they might otherwise not ever have any meaningful conversation with is absolutely incredible. I truly believe that these interactions are what will ultimately help to bring Moshiach… learning to understand and love others, even if they are so different from ourselves… what an invaluable lesson… and in the shuk no less!!!

BETH

When you are planning a trip to Jerusalem, searching for a unique bnei mitzvah activity, or seeking a family bonding adventure for the fraction of the cost of a tour guide or adventure park, ScaVentures Jerusalem: The Experiential Guidebook is for you. Click here to order one now!